Lenovo Bows Atom-Based Desktop

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Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Lenovo today announced three new desktops, including the company’s first Atom-based desktop.

The low-cost H200 incorporates the Intel Atom processor and is designed for basic computing applications. It has no fan.

The IdeaCentre K220 desktop is said to run 16 percent faster than the previous-generation K210 desktop. It has and Intel Core 2 Quad processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, supports high-definition graphics and DX10 as well as an optional Blu-ray Disc drive. Other key features include Lenovo’s VeriFace facial-recognition technology that can be used with a separately sold Web camera and monitor, and Bright Vision technology for reducing eye strain.

The IdeaCentre K230 has up to 8GB of DDR2 memory, an Intel Core 2 Quad processor, an optional Blu-ray Disc drive and optional support for high-definition graphics and DX10.

All three desktops include the Lenovo Rescue System featuring OneKey Recovery, which is designed to restore a system without file loss.

The K220 and K230 will be available starting January 20 at prices starting at $449 and $499, respectively. The H200 is now bundled with a ThinkVision L195 wide LCD monitor and will start at a $399 price point.


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